By Nicole Thompson and Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press
Chunks of ice crashing down from the CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain forced the closure of the Toronto landmark and damaged the roof of a nearby baseball stadium, prompting the Toronto Blue Jays to cancel Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals.
Police had blocked off the area directly under the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre due to the “relatively large” blocks of ice tumbling down onto the streets and sidewalks below.
The Winnipeg Jets were dealing with a different kind of whiteout on Saturday as the team returned to the city after a snowstorm prevented them from reaching the Twin Cities.
The Jets departed Winnipeg earlier in the day for Minneapolis, but were diverted to Duluth, about 250 kilometres away. They were in a holding pattern waiting for the weather to clear before the decision was made to head back north.
WINNIPEG — The lingering winter-like weather has extended CAA Manitoba’s Worst Roads campaign by another week.
Motorists have been voting for which roads in the province they feel are the worst, whether it be for potholes, safety or other infrastructure-related matters. New this year, CAA is also including cyclists in the annual campaign.
WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba awoke Monday to a blast of winter, closing schools, cancelling buses and making the morning commute a headache for motorists.
The city received about 25 centimetres of snow overnight, which began falling at around 10 p.m. Sunday. Southwestern Manitoba could be in store for up to 40 centimetres by the time the Colorado low system moves out of the province.